Teen accused of torching cruiser detained at NY airport

AP National News

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager suspected of setting fire to a Boston police cruiser and inciting a riot was caught trying to board an international flight to leave the country, law enforcement officials said.

The teen faced charges stemming from a May 31 demonstration in Boston following George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police.

He was taken into custody Friday on an outstanding warrant from Boston Municipal Court’s juvenile division while trying to board a one-way international flight in New York, officials said.

Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office traveled to New York to take the suspect into custody.

The teen had previously been placed in custody on June 11 but was released. He’s expected to be arraigned in Boston.

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